The Mapinguari is seen here in a green-tinged forest. The creature is a large and squat ape-like creature.

The Mapinguari is a legendary ground-dwelling sloth-like creature resembling an ape which is reported to still roam the jungles of Brazil and Bolivia. Description The Mapinguari is thought to be a relative of a type of giant ground sloth (possibly a Megatherium) that is generally believed to have died out some 10,000 years ago. However, … Read more

Giant Anaconda

A giant anaconda with its mouth open slithers through the jungle

The giant anaconda (Sucuriju Gigante or Megaconda) is a cryptid similar to but said to be much larger than the regular anaconda (genus Eunectes). Early 20th-century European explorers in the Amazon River Basin first learned about supposed giant anacondas from native accounts of fearsome super-sized boas living in the dense jungles. Some explorers later claimed to … Read more


The Mitla seen in some ruins at night. A cat-like creature with black or grey fur

The Mitla is an alleged medium-sized carnivorous cryptid described as a black dog-like cat or cat-like dog. The first description of the mysterious Mitla came from the British explorer and adventurer Lieutenant-Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett (1867-1925). He reported sightings of the elusive cryptid in the Amazonian rainforest near the Madidi River of Bolivia, South America, … Read more


The Minhocão is a worm-like creature and seen here with pale skin as it slithers on a murky riverbank

The Minhocão is a cryptid from Brazilian folklore. It is an alleged worm-like or serpentine burrowing creature described as a giant earthworm, eel, or fish. It allegedly lives in shallow or muddy waters, lakes, swamps, bogs, and other slow-moving bodies of water in the Amazon River Basin regions of southern Brazil, Bolivia, and Peru. Alleged … Read more


A chupacabra seen as a dog-like creature stalking on a moonlit night.

The chupacabra is a blood-sucking creature of modern legend, with stories of sightings originating in Puerto Rico. There have been thousands of reported sightings of this violent and vicious creature. Description The chupacabra is, as legend would have it, a 4-to-5-feet tall, spiky-backed creature with an oblong skull. The word “chupacabra” translates, somewhat underwhelmingly, as … Read more